Do Ivy Geraniums Need to Be Pinched?

Ivy geraniums (Pelargonium peltatum), like all geraniums, will bloom longer and fill in better if flowers and leaves are pinched. This species is self-cleaning, however, and does not need to be deadheaded.

Keywords: growing ivy geraniums, pinching flowers, geranium care

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